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Leading Institutions In Uncertain Times

By paying attention to feedback from local congregations, the Reformed Church in America has learned that “our churches don’t want denominational programs anymore,” according to RCA General Secretary Tom DeVries.... read more >

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What is the Evangelical Lutheran Church?

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was formed in 1988, when the Lutheran Church in America, The Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches and the American Lutheran Church merged. Combined, the... read more >

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American Mainline Protestantism: A Study Guide

During the early part of the 20th century, a coalition of members of several denominational traditions known as Mainline Protestants shaped the public religious culture of the United States.

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Pastor’s Sabbatical Helps Him Experience Strands of Religious Diversity

Jim Papile, of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Reston, Virginia, wanted to travel to places where Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy and contemporary American culture were dominant in order to experience how the faithful expressed their religious beliefs in their day-to-day lives.

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Financing American Religion

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances.

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A Pastor's Perspective on the Financing of American Religion

Richard R. Crocker pinpoints key lessons that religious leaders can learn from the literature on the financing of American religion.

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The Impact of the Lilly-funded Research on Catholic Campuses

An overview of literature that examines what it means to be a Catholic college.

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Reflections on Mainline Church Leadership

Richard Hamm, the former general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, challenges those who have answered the call to leadership.

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$1 Million Grant Helps Rural Clergy to Thrive and Flourish

Campbell University has received a grant of $995,627 to help establish the Fellowship for Clergy in Rural and...

Sermon Resources by Carl Dudley

 The Christian Ministry magazineThe Layperson's-eye View--January/February 1999The Common Touch--November/December...

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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